Episode 148 – WIIFM or Wiff’em

I was pulled into an unexpected meeting and as an aside in the meeting I was told I have a WIIFM personality.   I had no idea what that meant.  Then I realized, everyone has one […]

WIIFM or Wiff’em

Is your thinking transactional? For some, that’s a bad thing, for others it’s a great thing!

Episode 147 – Sometimes You Can’t be Just Kinda Good

I’m good at many things, so are you.  Yet, no one is exceptional at all things. This results in life situations where we are kinda good at something, but the situation calls for someone who […]

Sometimes You Can’t Be Just Kinda Good

Some people are really good at what they do. Some are just kinda good. Sometimes kinda good just ain’t good enough!

Episode 146 – Best Practices in CYA

Screw ups happen.  Because of the nature of our professional world, and really because of human nature, there is often a scapegoat, an individual to blame when fertilizer hits the air circulation system.  If you […]

Best Practices for CYA

CYA is a way of life in the business world. Here are some ways to do it well!

Episode 145 – So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

When it’s time to move on to new and uncharted career territory, many folks will say goodbye to their old colleagues through email or a phone call.   The lesser used option is to do it […]

Episode 144 – Being Real Vs. Being Fake

In life it’s easier, but not always wise, to be our ‘real selves‘.  In the professional world, it’s different.  Emotions and issues that are part of life tend not to work well in the work […]

Being Real vs. Being Fake

Sometimes we show our real selves, sometimes we don’t. Are you real to those around you? Are you fake? What is better?

Episode 143 – The Rule of 2.5 Redux

The greatest limiter on all our grand aspirations is time.  There is time to do some of the big things we want in life like a career and family, but little left for other major […]